|Basic information||Name: South Dixon|
This is NOT an official name: Pseudo meteorite.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1947
Country: United States
Mass: 3.55 kg
Writeup from MB 55:
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DISCREDITING OF THE SOUTH DIXON, USA, STONY METEORITE
Name: SOUTH DIXON
Place of find: Near the town of Dixon, Lee County, Illinois, USA.
Comments: B.H. Wilson (The Mineralogist, 1947, 15, 63), described, with a partial analysis, a grey chondrite found near the town of Dixon in western Illinois. Physical examination and microprobe data prove South Dixon to be gabbroic and of terrestrial, not meteoritic, origin.
Source: P.P. Sipiera, C.F. Lewis and C.B. Moore, Centre for Meteorite Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85281, USA.
|References:||Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 55, Meteoritics 13, 327-352 (1978)|
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